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The Commission on Liturgical Music of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America will sponsor a Workshop for Readers and Musicians on the campus of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [SVOTS] on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

The workshop will address liturgical reading as a vital ministry.  Participants will review the Church’s theology that guides and informs this ministry.  They will also review rubrics and melodic patterns for reading, as well as methods for chanting the “Prokeimenon” and “Alleluia” in synergy with the choir.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to receive vocal coaching and practice.  Workshop activities will be taught within the framework of a supportive community of fellow readers and liturgical musicians.  Participants are also welcome to participate in the singing of Great Vespers at 6:30 p.m. in the seminary chapel.

This year’s workshop will be led by Archpriest J. Sergius Halvorsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Rhetoric at the seminary, and Professor Robin Freeman, SVOTS’ Director of Music.

The workshop has been approved for six continuing clergy education credits from the Orthodox Church in America.

To pre-register, please download and complete the registration form and send it to SVS Workshop, c/o 38 Pearl Street, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 by October 8, 2018.  The suggested donation for the workshop is $20.00.  Checks should be made payable to the Diocese of New York and New Jersey and sent with the registration form.  Pre-registration is also available on Facebook.  Please call 516-437-5760 for questions and requests for further information.